Interview Tips for The Freshers
1. Tell me about yourself
The best way to answer this common interview question is to tell the hiring manager about your education & family background. However, this should not look like your life’s story and you should quickly concentrate on sharing a bit about your strengths that build the platform for further discussion about your suitability for the job opening
Keep it short and focus on your achievement and learning
2. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
This is one of the most important interview questions as the employer analysis your strengths for the job role and tries to understand the challenges you might face in the new job role. Therefore, be cautious about stating any of your strengths or weaknesses. The good idea is to share strengths that are related to the job. It becomes critical when you have to share your weaknesses, that too, with your hiring manager. However, it is never recommended to say that you do not have any weakness as it makes you look arrogant. Therefore, choose a weakness that doesn’t impact your current job role.
* Never tell about the strengths and skills that you cannot justify.
* Explain your strengths and weaknesses with some quick examples.
3. What do you know about our company?
It is one of the most important interview questions, that is usually asked by a hiring manager at the beginning of the conversation to understand how much you are aware of the company where you wish to work. Collect all the information about the company through their website, online and offline sources and also, read the job description thoroughly.
4. Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years from now?
As a first job interview, answering this interview question becomes difficult at times. Of course, at this stage, we are more concerned about our first year of the job and planning about 5 years seems daunting to many freshers. Don’t worry, here’s how you can ace this fresher interview question. The idea of asking this question is to check two things mainly. Firstly, your willingness to stay longer with the company and secondly how well planned you’re about your career goals.
5. What are your salary expectations?
An appropriate answer to this question is “It is Negotiable or As Per the Industry Standards’. So HR may think that you know the range and you will be paid similar to what they pay for fresher for the same job role. Candidates, in the initial years of career a candidate is trying to learn more and the organization has to train more before they become productive. And you would be fine with Salary as per company’s policy because your focus is on learning and to contribute meaningfully to the organization.
6. Out of all the other candidates, why should we hire you?
Convince the interviewer that you have the skills and experiences to provide the best result for the company
- You can do the work with a great commitment and deliver great results
- You will be a great fit in beautifully and be a great addition to the team
- You possess a combination of experience and skills that make you stand out from the crowd
7. What questions do you have for me?
Ask questions to know more about the company and job role.
Don’t ask questions about the Off work activities, interviewer’s personal life, the things you could answer yourself and don’t ask too many questions.